I live on Maui. We get a lot of part time residents that own vacation homes or condos. I've made friends with a few and can set my watch by their consistency in returning every year.
One is Jane. She's from Michigan, probably in her mid sixties, a fairly accomplished artist, and a dyed in the wool registered Republican. I saw her for the first time this year at a watering hole down on the beach. Knowing her political leanings I asked if she favored Newtie or Mittens. The answer was a complete surprise.
Jane said, "I'm for Obama. He's done a very good job and he's been treated horribly. My friends all say he sucks but I know better. He'll win by a landslide."
There is hope.